The Vagina Monologues to be held in Freeport March 6, 13
From press release
FREEPORT, Ill.—Freeport Art Museum and Winneshiek Players will present Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as a V-Day benefit production at 7:30 p.m., March 6 and 13, at Winneshiek Theatre, 228 W. Clark St., Freeport.
The purpose is to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and funds for the beneficiary—VOICES DV of Freeport. The cast consists of: Alison Anderson, Margaret (Peggy) Campbell, Eryn Faught, Martha Furst, Pat Leitzen Fye, Michelle Griggs, Stacey Pals-Joseph, Michelle McNeely, Jessica McNeely, Kay Ostberg, Vanessa Raab, and Jane Van Hamme.
“We are excited about the opportunity to support VOICES DV and empower the women of Freeport,” says Jennifer Kirker, director of the Freeport Art Museum. “This production is about creating awareness in our community and celebrating women everywhere.”
Tickets are $12 each. Contact Freeport Art Museum at (815) 235-9755. The production is sponsored by Freeport Art Museum and Winneshiek Playhouse.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2008, more than 4,000 V-Day benefit events took place, produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $70 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded more than 6,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. V-Day was named one of Worth magazine’s “100 Best Charities” in 2001 and Marie Claire’s “Top Ten Charities” in 2006. The “V” in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
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